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Niagara Falls
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Everything you need to know for a great visit.
How to get here. Best times to visit.
Where to go for the most spectacular views of the falls.
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Niagara Falls
A group of waterfalls on the Niagara River at the border between the United States and Canada.
Niagara Falls (French: Chutes du Niagara) comprises three separate waterfalls:  
Horseshoe Falls (sometimes called Canadian Falls), American Falls, and the smaller, Bridal Veil Falls.
The falls are located 120 km (75 mi) from Toronto and 35 kilometres (22 mi) away from Buffalo.
It is the biggest waterfall in North America.
It is also the most accessible and best served of all the natural wonders of the world.
Tourism here is meticulously organised, and seeing the falls is very easy indeed.
There is no strenuous-trekking involved, no hardships to suffer, no problems at all!
And one way or another you are guaranteed a perfect view of this great natural wonder of the world.
spectacular view of niagara falls at night
Should you view Niagara Falls from America or Canada?

Niagara Falls consist of three sections. Horseshoe Falls, American Falls, and the smaller Bridal Veil Falls.

Niagara Falls can be viewed from both America and Canada.
Each side offers a different perspective.
The American side has great views of Horseshoe falls and the skyline on the Canadian side.
The Canadian side has views of American and Horseshoe Falls.

The Canadian side is more popular due to its views of both sets of falls and to the number of attractions and hotels.
For the best experience you should visit both sides.

When To Come
The Niagara Falls National Park is open all year round, but some of the attractions - like The Maid Of The Mist (a
famous boat that takes visitors very close to the base of the falls) only operate in summer.
Most of the 6 million+ visitors come here in summer - and things can get pretty crowded!
You will have to queue for a view from all of the public areas.
If you want to see the falls properly - and not over the heads of thousands of people - come in spring, autumn or winter.

Where To Stay
Hotels here are plentiful - but the best of them are busy, especially in summer.
Check the links for more information and booking instructions.
Tip -
Come out of season for the pick of hotels at bargain prices.

If you must come in summer - stay at a "Best View" hotel. These are located in prime spots overlooking the falls, and
will provide you with fabulous, uncrowded views - often from your own room!
The down-side is that these are the most expensive hotels - but Niagara Falls is a natural wonder of the world -
it's worth the extra money to get such privileged views.
These hotels are also the most luxurious - so you can pamper yourself while you're here!
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